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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots backing to southerly 15 this afternoon then increasing to south 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 near noon Thursday and to light Thursday evening.

Rain tonight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 after midnight and to 2 to 3 overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday morning and to 1 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Friday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon then becoming westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating low 1014 mb located west of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 25 November 2020 A low pressure centre just west of Vancouver Island will dissipate
today. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds over waters west of
Vancouver Island will ease today as the low dissipates.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this afternoon then move into
northern and central waters and Explorer tonight. The front will
stall on Thursday as it straddles the central and southern waters.
Ahead of the system, gale force southerly winds will develop followed
by strong to moderate northwesterly winds in its wake.

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